fumigation

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the use of a fumigant to kill microorganisms or insects
  • noun a high amount of air pollution near the ground, caused when the morning sun heats the air and forces polluted air down from higher levels

Agriculture

  • noun disinfection by means of gas or fumes which penetrate into cracks and holes, a process that is probably more efficient that spraying or scrubbing

Medical

  • noun the process of killing insects in an area with gas or smoke

Wine

  • the process used to sterilise barrels by burning sulphur in a closed barrel. The burning sulphur forms sulphur dioxide, which kills any yeast or bacteria left in the barrel.
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